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Magistrates' Courts Criminal Practice 2007 provides a complete reference work for advocates and officials in the UK Magistrates' courts. The book combines unique procedural guides together with annotated statutes covering the entire range of criminal procedure. The full text is included on an accompanying CD-ROM enabling access to the work on the office PC or on the laptop while at court. Designed to combine authority with utility, the book provides step-by-step advice on a vast array of UK court procedures together with an up-to-date source of statutes and practice directions. Unlike other books, where this statutory material is often buried in commentary, all the statutes are presented alphabetically, so finding necessary information is quick and easy. Magistrates' Courts Criminal Practice 2007 has been fully updated to include the UK Criminal Procedure Rules, the latest version of the Magistrates' Courts Sentencing Guidelines, and new case-law, such as the Chorley Justices case. One of the greatest challenges facing advocates and legal advisers in magistrates' courts during 2007 will be the implementation of the Simple, Speedy, Summary Justice Initiative. Courts will expect advocates to be ready to explain in detail the elements of the offense which are disputed at the first hearing at which a not guilty plea is entered. Magistrates' Courts Criminal Practice 2007 enables advocates to undertake this task by setting out the elements of over 80 of the most common offenses together with detailed annotations.